For over 120 years, Central Seminary, headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, has lived out its mission, equipping and empowering present and future ministry leaders to serve God, humanity, and all creation.
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At Central, students become transformative leaders with a distinctive creative vision. Each is called to live a more meaning-full and dynamic life through prayer, compassionate work and empathic action.
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Central offers many Diploma, Master's and Doctoral degrees fully in Korean. Learn more about this unique program offering.
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The American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Office of the Ecclesiastical Endorser presented Central alum, Rev. Joy Freeman '01, BCC, with the American Baptist National Network Merit Award for commitment to effective service as a specialized minister. The ABHMS website said, "Freeman provided excellent leadership during the initial stages of COVID by implementing a care plan that...
Joanna Harader, M.Div. ’08, serves as pastor at Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. She is currently on sabbatical from this ministry while she engages in renewal, as well as study and discernment exploring ways other congregations integrate in-person and online worship. In recent months Joanna has participated in The Well: Central Alumni Thriving in...
Rev. Richard Copeland, B.D.'65, MDiv '70, began serving as pastor at DeSoto Baptist Church in DeSoto, Kansas in 1967. This month he will retire from the same church after 55 years of ministry there. We asked Rev. Copeland to share some of the highlights and challenges of ministry, his time at Central Seminary, and advice...
By Rev. Ruth Rosell, Ph.D., Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence, Central Seminary With the mid-term elections just weeks away, it's again the season for yard signs. The sign placed in our yard reads, "Vote Climate! For Our Children." Pictured are children of diverse skin tones holding hands and encircling the earth....
Prof. Joungmin Lee CEDM, 또다른 예배 찬양 문화 될 수 있다 현재 전 세계 CCM 에 가장 영향력 있는 젊은 뮤지션을 꼽으라면 반드시 등장하는 이가 싱어송라이터 겸 워십 리더인 크리스 탐린(Chris Tomlin)이다. 그의 2013 년 앨범 버닝 라이트(Burning Lights)는 발매되자마자 빌보드 크리스천 뮤직차트 1 위를 달성했을 뿐 아니라, 기독교 음악으로서 역대 네 번째로 빌보드 200...
I have received many kind well wishes for my retirement from full-time work on the faculty of Central Seminary. Along with them, images of retirement have also been expressed - expectations of spending time resting, relaxing, traveling, being with family, and simply enjoying life. And I do hope for more of these. In fact, living...